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Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792)
Accepted name

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  Current accepted name :   
Yes
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Accepted name
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senior synonym, new combination
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  Etymology of generic noun :   
Greek, polys = a lot of + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet :   
Polyodon, many toothed, perhaps due to the numerous gill rakers because adult paddlefish lack teeth, although young fish has many small teeth, and spathula meaning spatula, due to its elongated snout (Ref. 79012).
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References using the name as accepted
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ITIS TSN : 161088 | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS